Studio portrait of 2030 Private (Pte) Bert Abrook, 36th Battalion. A bricklayer in civilian life, ...

Accession Number P04118.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print other than silver gelatin
Maker Unknown
Date made c 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Studio portrait of 2030 Private (Pte) Bert Abrook, 36th Battalion. A bricklayer in civilian life, Pte Abrook enlisted on 20 June 1916 in Marrickville, NSW. Pte Abrook was a battalion runner, and, while he was escorting two men to an advance post at Messines, was hit by a shell and killed on 9 June 1917, during the Battle of Messines. Aged 29 at the time of his death, he was buried at Ploegsteert Wood, Belgium.

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